International Liaison

Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Center (PASTIC) is the premier organization for dissemination of Scientific and Technological Information to the Scientists, Researchers, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Industry and Citizens of Pakistan. One of the important objectives of PASTIC is to develop collaborations with international information networks to harness new opportunities to access better information resources for its clients. Accordingly, PASTIC developed collaborations with following international Agencies/organizations:

Currently PASTIC has won a project titled “Networking and Capacity Building of Women Entrepreneurs (NCBWE) from SAARC countries” from SAARC Development Fund, SDF Bhutan. The main objective of the project is the development of a Web Portal uploaded with database of Women SMEs from SAARC region to promote a) Women entrepreneurial networks for advancement of their businesses, b) Co-operation and partnerships for promotion of their products/services, c) Women entrepreneurial technologies/activities for betterment of their economies and d) ICT entrepreneurial skill development of women SMEs for availing global opportunities to strengthen their businesses.

PASTIC has been declared the coordinating body for UNESCO Information for All Program (IFAP).

Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC) in capacity of National Focal Point (NFP) of SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC) in Pakistan continued to coordinate and liaise with SDC for all its calendar activities and implementation of its approved programmes since 2014. Pakistan had been also benefiting from the programmes of SAARC Documentation Centre especially its training programme and exchange of information.

PASTIC is the National Focal Agency for CEHANET (WHO): Environmental Health Regional Information Network of the World Health Organization (Eastern Mediterranean Region). The Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities (CEHA) was established by the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Amman, Jordan in 1985. The main purpose of the centre is to provide scientific and technical cooperation to the 23 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) for promoting their EH capabilities and programmes. Although CEHA’s scope is the wide environmental health spectrum, major focus is being put on community water and sanitation issues as the main priority in the Region. The programme aims at providing online information on Environmental Health issues, publications, experts in the countries of the Easter Mediterranean Region: URL: